[get] or [ɡɛt]
(noun.) a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent.
(verb.) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; 'He got his squad on the ball'; 'This let me in for a big surprise'; 'He got a girl into trouble'.
(verb.) reach by calculation; 'What do you get when you add up these numbers?'.
(verb.) communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; 'Bill called this number and he got Mary'; 'The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake'.
(verb.) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; 'We finally got the suspect'; 'Did you catch the thief?'.
(verb.) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; 'She got a lot of paintings from her uncle'; 'They acquired a new pet'; 'Get your results the next day'; 'Get permission to take a few days off from work'.
(verb.) evoke an emotional response; 'Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time'.
(verb.) overcome or destroy; 'The ice storm got my hibiscus'; 'the cat got the goldfish'.
(verb.) reach and board; 'She got the bus just as it was leaving'.
(verb.) purchase; 'What did you get at the toy store?'.
(verb.) acquire as a result of some effort or action; 'You cannot get water out of a stone'; 'Where did she get these news?'.
(verb.) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; 'the rock caught her in the back of the head'; 'The blow got him in the back'; 'The punch caught him in the stomach'.
(verb.) receive as a retribution or punishment; 'He got 5 years in prison'.
(verb.) irritate; 'Her childish behavior really get to me'; 'His lying really gets me'.
Edited by Lester--From WordNet
(n.) Jet, the mineral.
(n.) Fashion; manner; custom.
(n.) Artifice; contrivance.
(v. t.) To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
(v. t.) Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
(v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to generate.
(v. t.) To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
(v. t.) To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
(v. t.) To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
(v. t.) To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
(v. i.) To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
(v. i.) To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
(n.) Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. . Procure, obtain, acquire, gain, win, earn, achieve, realize, secure, come by.. Learn, memorize, commit to memory, get by heart.. Beget, generate, engender, procreate, breed.. Procure or cause to be.. Persuade, induce, dispose, influence, prevail upon.. Have, have possession of.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Gain, procure, acquire, earn, obtain, attain, secure, achieve
ANT:Lose, forfeit, surrender, forgo
v.t. to obtain: to seize: to procure or cause to be: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: (B.) to betake to carry.—v.i. to arrive or put one's self in any place state or condition: to become:—pr.p. get′ting; pa.t. got; pa.p. got (obs.) got′ten.—ns. Get′ter one who gets or obtains: one who begets; Get′ting a gaining: anything gained: procreation; Get′-up equipment: general appearance.—Get ahead along to make progress advance; Get at to reach attain; Get off to escape; Get on to proceed advance; Get out to produce: to go away; Get over to surmount; Get round to circumvent: to persuade talk over; Get through to finish; Get up to arise to ascend: to arrange prepare.
- Yes, we went out to get a little air. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- We were then led up to the door, where we were directed to get down on our hands and knees with our backs toward the room we were to enter. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- We entered the playground enclosure, and walked by the schoolroom window to get round to the door, which was situated at the back of the building. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Where could he get Pablo a cigar? Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Why should I mind saying I want to get into society? Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Get him out of there. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I'm glad she got back in time. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Except one man, who got up and went out. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Livius got out of the carriage, and picked the man up, to ascertain that he was alive, as he fell without uttering a groan. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Chance set me free of my London engagements to-day sooner than I had expected, and I have got here, in consequence, earlier than my appointed time. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- These got fairly to work at the beginning of the century, and the uses of machinery spread to the treatment of leather. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them. Plato. The Republic.
- In the way of getting credit, and living well,' said Mr Lammle. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- What need you getting drunk, then, and cutting up, Prue? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- I had seven different schemes for getting a glimpse of that telegram, but I could hardly hope to succeed the very first time. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- We must not have you getting too learned for a woman, you know. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I can't help it--There's no getting on with Fred Lamb. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He gets worse instead of better, I think,' said the elder lady. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- And she gets on so placidly. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- This is what one gets by acting with principle. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He won't do it unless he is very much worried, and only threatens it sometimes, when he gets tired of studying. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Den Uncle Peter mus'n't sit in it, cause he al'ays hitches when he gets a singing. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- She'll shake if she gets in enough. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Couldn't we have gotten away any sooner? Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- You shall keep your ill-gotten money. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Some conception of the enormous scale upon which grain is raised in the Western States may be gotten from the dimensions of the farms. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The last time he had seen him he seemed to have gotten to believe his own publicity and think he was a peasant. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- And we have gotten away from the war. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Except for the awful thing you've gotten into. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.